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The Bladen County Fire Marshal announced the lifting of the County burning ban effective today, Monday, June 10, 2019 at 5pm.  Persons choosing to burn must still use caution. Fire officials recommend that anyone burning have resources immediately available to control their fire. Those resources include water hoses, buckets of water, and hand tools.

Should a fire become out of control, individuals need to immediately contact the local fire department for assistance by calling 911.

The lifting of the burning ban will allow for individuals to utilize open burning for disposal of vegetative debris that has been generated on their property. This includes items such as leaves, straw, lawn clippings, shrubbery clippings, and
sticks and branches. Garbage, lumber, building materials, and rubber are never allowed to be burned. These items must be disposed of at solid waste convenience sites located throughout the county. Anyone found to be burning
non-vegetated will be cited for illegal burning.

Persons needing more information about open burning regulations in Bladen County can contact the Bladen County Fire Marshal at 910-991-5143, kclark@bladenco.org or the Bladen County Headquarters for the NC Division of Forest Resources at 910-588-4861, michael.hinson@ncagr.gov Website, www.ncforestservice.gov.

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